We demonstrate the working principle of a silicon-based all-optical half-adder using AND-XOR Boolean logic. Ultrafast switching speeds are achieved by applying the Kerr effect to hydrogenated amorphous silicon microring resonators.

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Keywords Amorphous silicon, Nonlinear optics, Optical refraction, Optical resonators, Optical switches, Optical variables control, Refractive index
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/PN.2015.7292538
Conference Photonics North
Gostimirovic, D. (Dusan), & Ye, W.N. (2015). All-optical half-adder based on a hydrogenated amorphous silicon microring resonator. In 2015 Photonics North. doi:10.1109/PN.2015.7292538